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The evil geniuses at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are building the ultimate stealth assault vehicle: a hybrid gas-electric dirt bike that operates in near-silence. The Department of Defense agency awarded a contract to the company Logos Technologies to explore the possibility. Wired explains the endeavor: Although still in the research phase, Logos plans to […]

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On Sunday, a contingent of riders on motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs shut down traffic in both directions on Broadway in Washington Heights. The rally took place outside the Ortiz RG Funeral Home, not too far from the infamous location where a father was dragged out of his Range Rover and beaten several months ago by a crew of […]

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It turns out that undercover detective who as at the scene of the West Side Highway motorcycle chase was involved in beating up SUV driver Alexian Lien, contrary to what was originally reported. NYPD sources say a video–not the one that went viral on YouTube–shows the detective banging on one of the the car’s windows until it […]

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The New Museum smelled like gasoline, and I didn’t mind one bit. Before the public opening of Chris Burden’s exhibition “Extreme Measures” the press got a preview of the work and the live performance of The Big Wheel. Occupying all five floors of the museum, the exhibition marks the first expansive presentation of Burden’s groundbreaking works […]

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In a heartbreaking twist of cruel irony, a man is dead after having been hit by an ambulance on Saturday night, according to reports. Jesus Santiago was riding his motorcycle on 63rd Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and evidently didn’t hear the sirens of the ambulance, which was responding to a call. Santiago was taken […]

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This afternoon a motorcycle collided with a yellow cab on 11th Avenue and West 44th Street in Manhattan. The FDNY quickly responded to the scene and according to a firefighter assisting in the rescue, the man was wearing a helmet. According to witnesses, the rider was unresponsive the entire time. UPDATE: Police told the Daily […]

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Photographer Jonathan Leder (Jacques Magazine’s resident lensman) just released a new set of his tastefully risqué photos, this time starring model/artist Marlo Lavonne and her nostalgic 1972 Honda CB750 motorcycle. The black & white shots taken in Woodstock feature Lavonne in a series of suggestive poses on the bike, wearing a scant assortment of garters, […]

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